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What’s the EU’s Offer to Africa?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Read the latest CGD report examining policy areas in migration, development finance, trade, and global health security for a successful and effective partnership between the EU and Africa: 

Building an EU-Africa Partnership of Equals: A Roadmap for the New European Leadership

Wednesday, September 4, 16.30 – 18.00 CEST, 10.30 – 12.00 EDT

This panel will be co-hosted with Bruegel and will take place in Brussels as part of Bruegel's annual meetings. The event will be livestreamed on this page and the recording will be available afterward.




Mikaela Gavas, Co-Director, Development Cooperation in Europe, CGD

Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, DEVCO

H.E. Mrs Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng, Ambassador of Ghana to the EU

Koen Vervaeke, Managing Director for Africa, EEAS

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, EIB


Shada Islam, Director, Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

For centuries Europe and Africa have been closely connected by history, languages and culture and benefited from geographical proximity. Moving forward, in an increasingly globalised and fast-evolving world the future of the two continents will be even more closely intertwined. To solidify this relation, CGD is launching its EU-Africa Roadmap to the new European Commission, on September 4 alongside Bruegel’s annual meetings. We offer four key proposals that are based on partnership of equals to further reinforce links between the two continents and go beyond development to tackle issues of common interest. Our distinguished panel will discuss how policy proposals on trade, migration, global health and finance can be taken forward under such a partnership.

We hope you will be able to join us. To indicate your interest in attending or in case of questions, please contact Hanna Petros ( or Anita Käppeli (

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Co-Director of Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow
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Non-Resident Fellow